New Jersey has total of 47,437 COVID-19 cases and 1,504 deaths. Cape May County’s total COVID-19 cases has increased to 111 cases and 3 deaths. The latest death is an 81-year-old male from Lower Township.
The town by town list is as follows:
|MUNICIPALITY||ACTIVE CASES||OFF QUARANTINE||DEATHS|
|CAPE MAY CITY||1||2|
|CAPE MAY POINT||0|
|SEA ISLE CITY||0||1|
|WEST CAPE MAY||1|
|TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY||111|
“We are saddened to hear about the passing of another Cape May County resident,” said Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “This is a reminder of why it is so important to follow the health expert’s guidance to protect ourselves and others so we can limit sickness and death in the future.”
“We will keep the family and friends of this man in our hearts,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Health Department. “It is tough to see our neighbors get sick. We will continue to do everything we can to protect Cape May County residents.”
As cases of covid-19 continue to increase in Cape May County it is important to remember to keep safe by following social distancing measures and maintaining regular cleaning practices that kill the virus in your home.
“Practicing routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops handles, desks phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks can help keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of disease,” said Kevin Thomas, Health Officer.
After cleaning surfaces with soap and water, it is important to use household disinfectants. It is recommended to use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants. Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.
Things to look for on disinfectant instructions:
- Keeping Surfaces wet for a period of time
- Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use
- Diluted household bleach solutions may be used if appropriate for the surface.
- Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaner.
- Leave solution on surface for at least one minute.
- Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.
For soft surfaces such as carpeted floors, rugs and drapes, clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for these surfaces. Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions, while using the warmest appropriate water setting and drying items completely. Also, disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant
Electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls, consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics. Also, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfections. If there is no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol, and dry surface thoroughly.
Take the following precautions when doing laundry for clothing, towels, linens, and other items.
- Wear disposable gloves.
- Wash hands with soap and water as soon as you remove the gloves.
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
- Dirty laundry from a sick person can be washed with other people’s items.
- Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces.
For more information call the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.
The NJDOH reports that as of Thursday, April 9th, there are 51,027 COVID-19 cases and 1700 fatalities statewide, an increase of 3,748 cases and 198 fatalities since Wednesday. Of the cases, 7,363 are hospitalized, 604 have been discharged; 846 are in critical care, 1,523 are in intensive care, and 4,619 are in medical surgical, according of NJDOH.
COVID-19 Cases by County
Data is provisional and subject to revision.
996 Positives Pending Further Information
12 Deaths Pending Further Information
8,343 Positive Test Results
6,069 Positive Test Results
5,879 Positive Test Results
5,203 Positive Test Results
4,690 Positive Test Results
4,628 Positive Test Results
3,248 Positive Test Results
3,093 Positive Test Results
2,645 Positive Test Results
1,335 Positive Test Results
1,161 Positive Test Results
990 Positive Test Results
883 Positive Test Results
413 Positive Test Results
392 Positive Test Results
319 Positive Test Results
286 Positive Test Results
191 Positive Test Results
111 Positive Test Results
Cape May County:
109 Positive Test Results
43 Positive Test Results